Founded by serial entrepreneur and environmentalist Sonalie Figueiras in 2011, Green Queen is a multi-channel digital news platform and a trusted global impact media brand. Our award-winning reporting reaches millions of readers globally. Green Queen is the world’s leading food and climate media with a focus on future food innovation and food system decarbonization, one of the most important consumer products and investment opportunities of our time. Our coverage includes breaking news and product launches, in-depth research and industry insights, and exclusive interviews with entrepreneurs and key ecosystem players from every continent.


In 2020, 2021 and 2022 (three years in a row) Green Queen Media was awarded the prestigious Best In World Special Awards Prize by the Hallbars Sustainability Reports Awards, a Swedish organisation that recognises the best planet-led reporting around the world for our outstanding contribution to raising awareness about climate change for our annual APAC Alternative Protein Industry Report. Our 2021 report also won the Hallbars Sustainability Reports Awards – Best Plant-Based Institutions


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A few years ago, Sonalie Figueiras was attempting to live a greener, healthier life in Hong Kong. It was hard work. Putting together an organic meal meant going to 3 supermarkets and 2 health food shops. Replenishing bathroom products meant travelling 45 minutes on the MTR to find eco-friendly shampoo. Cleaning her apartment meant convincing her husband that paying an extra 30% more for what seemed like nothing more than lemon and water was in fact going to save their lungs. But over time, her little ‘green’ book of addresses got longer. Convinced that there were others like her out there, she decided to create an online guide where she could share her findings. And voila! Green Queen was born. Meet the rest of our incredible Green Queen Team.


2021 Women of Power, 2019 GEN T Honoree, V Label Global Hero, 2 x TEDx Speaker: Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is a sustainability expert, food futurist and eco-powerhouse who has been inspiring global audiences for over a decade with practical steps on how to fight climate change. Known as the Green Queen of Asia, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of the award-winning Green Queen – the region’s first impact media platform that educates millions of readers on the connection between health, sustainability and the environment and showcases future solutions. She is also the co-founder and CEO of organic sourcing platform Ekowarehouse and climate tech SaaS Source Green, which helps consumer brands quit plastic packaging thanks to proprietary plastic reduction software. In addition, Sonalie is a global keynote speaker and an advisor to multiple mission-driven startups and NGOs, and a venture partner to several VC funds.


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